James Donovan

James Donovan was born in Aberdare, South Wales in 1974 and educated at Swansea Institute, graduating in 1997 with a 1st Class BA (Hons) in Visual Arts.

The comical, communal and spiritual play their part in James' work and have their basis in childhood memories and conversations with the father figures in his life. These stories, as many tend to do, have been reinterpreted and reformed to present fresh narratives. James' use of symbolism contains stoic, respectful and personal metaphors that have helped to serve up myth and legend for future generations.

James was the recipient of the Sir Leslie Joseph Young Artist of the Year in 1998. His paintings have been exhibited widely across Wales and in the rest of the UK during a career that began when he was still a degree student.


Songbird
Acrylic
12 x 30cm
sold

Tied Up
Ceramic
85

Cock a Hoop
Acrylic on paper
sold



Leaning in
Acrylic on paper
15 x 18 cm
sold

Send Off
Acrylic
45 x 66 cm
sold

James Donovan
Patches
Acrylic
40 x 20 cm
395



Slipstream
Acrylic on paper
25 x 35cm
595

Spotlit Serenade
Acrylic on paper
25 x 15cm
395

Starry Eyed
Acrylic on board
40 x 30cm
sold



Thumper
Acrylic on board
30 x 30cm
595

Wrapped Up
Acrylic in paper
19 x 10cm
250

Ymlaen
Acrylic on paper
25 x 15cm
395



Jig
Acrylic on paper
30 x 30cm
595

Muffler
Acrylic on canvas board
45 x 60cm
995

Rain Dance
Acrylic on paper
35 x 25cm
595



Daff
Acrylic on paper
12 x 12cm
225

Daredevil
Acrylic on paper
15 x 20cm
295

Draig
Acrylic on paper
30 x 30cm
595



Dysgu Cymraeg
Acrylic on paper
25 x 15cm
395

Fan
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 24cm
595

Bear
Acrylic on paper
25 x 35cm
595



Bus Stop Blues
Acrylic on paper
25 x 15cm
395

Connection
Acrylic on paper
12 x 12cm
225

Cowboyo
Acrylic on paper
35 x 25cm
595



A question in the wind
Acrylic on paper
19 x 10cm
250

Knights of Aldi
Acrylic
90 x 120 cm
1950

Walkies
Acrylic on paper
30 x 50cm
sold



Headlamp
Acrylic on paper
38 x 9cm
395

Anunciation of pronunciation
Acrylic on board
12 x 30cm
395

After the Parade
Acrylic on board
30 x 30cm
595



A Gentleman Calls
Acrylic on paper
35 x 25 cm
sold

Historical High Hat
Acrylic on paper
38 x 9cm
395

Late for the Parade
Acrylic on paper
12 x 8 cm
195



Target
Acrylic on paper
12 x 12 cm
225

Navigator
Acrylic on paper
30 x30cm
595

Stepping Up
Acrylic on board
40 x 30cm
650



Cot
Acrylic on paper
12 x 12cm
225

Accordion Street
Acrylic on paper
30 x 30cm
sold

Taxi
Acrylic on board
50 x 25cm
695



Study for a rainy day
Acrylic on paper
12 x 8cm
195

Welsh Cake
Acrylic on paper
12 x 12cm
sold

Wrapped up
Wrapped up
Acrylic on board
15 x 12cm



Ready to fly
Acrylic on paper
15 x 12 cm
sold


Bobbin
linocut edition of 10
15 x 12 cm
sold

Tip toe through the terraces
Acrylic on canvas
15 x 20 cm
sold




Test Flight
Acrylic on board
30 x 24 cm
550

Nesting Place
Acrylic on paper
19 x 10 cm
sold

Crinkle
Watercolour
34 x 24cm
sold



Through heaven and high water
Acrylic on canvas
70 x 100cm
1600

Unicycle
Lino cut edition of 5
10 x 8 cm
60

Night Cap
Watercolour
14 x 12cm
225



Yn y gornel

Lino cut edition of 10
95

Paper Chase
Acrylic on paper
15 x 12 cm
sold

Bedtime Story
Acrylic on board
30 x 30 cm
595



Townhouse
Acrylic on paper
25 x 15 cm
395

Tunes in
Acrylic on paper
15 x 12cm
sold

Drummer Boy
Linocut limited edition of 10
10 x 7 cm
60



A wish and the moom
Acrylic on paper
13 x 10cm
sold

Wrapped Up
Ceramic
95

Beacon
Acrylic on canvas
90 x 90 cm
1500



Emerge
Acrylic on paper
40 x 50 cm
750

NLookout
Watercolour
19 x 19 cm
250

Leaning in
Acrylic on paper
20 x 14 cm
295



Tilt
Watercolour
19 x 19 cm
250

Stepover
Acrylic
20 x 14 cm
295

Silver Linings
Acrylic on canvas
94 x 72 cm
1500



Drift Away
Watercolour
28 x 18cm
295

Out of The shadows
Watercolour
28 x 18cm
295

Shelters
Acrylic on paper
25 x 35cm
495



The Golden Hour
Linocut
Edition of 10
20 x 15cm
95

Twister
Watercolour
15 x 23 cm
295

Shimmy
Acrylic on pape
20 x14 cm
295



High Hat
Watercolour
17x 24 cm
sold

Headlong
Watercolour
17 x 24 cm
295

Homecoming
Acrylic on board
17 x 15cm
295



Concertina
Watercolour
24 x 34cm
sold

Night Swimming
Acrylic
40 x 30cm
495

Running for cover
Acrylic on board
16 x 13 cm
295


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